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Red Cross Helps Nine People After Meriden Fire

The Red Cross is helping with emergency housing and food needs.

MERIDEN, CONN., January 5, 2015 – The American Red Cross is helping nine people – five adults and four children in two families – with emergency housing and food needs after a fire today on Maple Street in Meriden. Red Cross volunteers Lionel Dunlap and Andrew Curtis responded to assist the residents.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.